Factory bought or build for 270 WSM

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  1. Maq Attaq

    Maq Attaq Well-Known Member

    Nov 22, 2011
    I have read a bunch and have seen the Sako A7 Tecomante in 270 WSM. Really like this rifle all around. I have a couple of Sako and really like the feal they have. I own the following stock rifles

    Sako Finnbear 300 Win Mag. All original from 1983. Would like to leave it alone without any modifications. Don't hunt with it much anymore, a bit heavy

    Remington XCR 7mm Rem Mag. Use this one mostly on my Texas hunts. Great shooting rifle

    Tikka T3 lite in 300 WSM. This has a 21 3/4" barrel. Love the feel and accuracy of this rifle. But am not partial to the shorter barrel

    My question is , can I convert my 300wsm into a 270 WSM? If so, what barrel is recommended? In thinking of a Heavy Barrel, so I would also need a stock recommendation.

    Option B: buy the Tecomonte

  2. wnc-coyote

    wnc-coyote Well-Known Member

    Feb 9, 2011
    You will love the 270WSM no matter which route you go. I have one other option you can look into for a factory rifle. The Browning M-1000 Eclipse. I can testify to the accuracy of this rifle. It comes with a 26" bull barrel hinged floor plate with removable mag. Free floated thumbhole stock. Out of the 7 different bullets I have loaded for mine the largest group mine has shot has been just over .900 at 100yds. So far 508yds is the Longest shot I have been able to take on a deer.


    And here is the proof
    This load is smoking. 130gr Barnes tsx, 75gr Magpro, WLRM primer, norma brass, bullet seated .005 off lands, 3508fps.
    This group measured .138 which is the best i have shot with it I typically see about .250 with this load.
  3. 4bycamper

    4bycamper Well-Known Member

    Apr 11, 2009
    Funny thing you should say that. I'm looking forward to re barreling my
    Winchester CRF 270 wsm to 300 wsm. So I can shoot heavier bullets.

    Might be cheaper/better to just trade rifles with somebody. :D
  4. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

    Nov 24, 2008
    I would rebarrel the 300WSM, you always gain by putting a custom barrel on IMO! Get a 1-9 twist and have it throated for the 165+gr 270 bullets and enjoy :D
  5. B23

    B23 Well-Known Member

    Oct 30, 2008
    X2 with bigngreen!!

    IMO, factory barrels and factory cut chambers are a crap shoot. That's not to say I haven't had some fine shooting off the shelf rifles but I'll take a rifle with a custom barrel every time. Not only do you get a better quality barrel but you also get a better cut chamber, too!!